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41 Percent of Americans Didn’t Take a Vacation in 2015!

Please let that headline be a typo. Were they not Global Discovery Vacations members or was it something else?
41 Percent of Americans Didn’t Take a Vacation in 2015!

According to a survey from Skift, 41 percent of Americans said they didn’t take a single vacation day. That’s about the same number from the same survey in 2014! We’re both shocked and a little disheartened.


If there is one thing we learned from our #GDVBucketList campaign, it’s that we all travel and are unable to travel for different reasons. But, if we learned two things from that campaign, it’s that traveling has the power to heal all types of ailments, from mental and physical health to your perception of the world. Doctors should be prescribing vacation days!

Some other tidbits from the report:

  • Workers aged 18-35 work more than any other age group.
  • Parents with families had a harder time taking vacations than non-parents.
  • An obvious statistic: The wealthier the household, the more the vacations.

This is the precisely the reason Global Discovery Vacations came to be: to make vacationing easier and more affordable for everyone. So we hope those statistics don’t reflect the habits of our members because we’ve talked about the value of traveling so much already:

Haven’t planned your vacation for 2016 yet? Here’s a helpful link to get you started.

How many vacation days did you take in 2015 and how many do you plan to take this year? Tell us your reasoning in the comments below.

No Vacation Nation: 41% of Americans Didn’t Take a Day off in 2015 | skift.com

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